Stephanie Joline is an Indigenous writer, director, and producer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her Indigenous roots come from her mother who is Inuit from Labrador; her father is French Acadian from the South shore of Nova Scotia. Equally adept at film and television, Stephanie’s stories provoke conversation, break boundaries, and are deeply rooted in inclusivity and feminism.
Her feature films include Night Blooms (2021, starring Jessica Clement and Nick Stahl), a coming-of-age story set in the 1990s; and Play Your Gender (2016), a documentary that pulls back the curtain on gender bias in the music industry, featuring interviews with Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Sara Quin.
Stephanie has also directed for television and streaming platforms (Words Matter 2022, CBC Gem; Stream Me 2020, Amazon Prime; Farm Crime 2020 CBC Gem; Spirit Talker 2019, APTN). In 2020 she was awarded the Irving Avrich Award from TIFF recognizing rising Canadian talent. The following year she was long-listed for the DGC Discovery Award, and in 2022 she received Best Nova Scotia Director from Women in Film and TV Atlantic and won her first Canadian Screen Award for best directing in the factual television category.